Acclaimed Cultural Icon Abdullah Al-Mamun's 79th Birth Anniversary Today

Abdullah Al-Mamun, one of Bangladesh's contemporary theatre's pioneers. (Photo: Collected)

Abdullah Al-Mamun, one of Bangladesh's contemporary theatre's pioneers. (Photo: Collected)

Today is the 79th birth anniversary of  the acclaimed cultural icon Abdullah Al-Mamun, one of Bangladesh's contemporary theatre's pioneers.

Abdullah Al Mamun was an actor, director, and dramatist.

Al-Mamun completed his bachelors and masters in history from the University of Dhaka.

‘Niyotir Parihas,' his debut stage play, was written in 1950. Subsequently, he honed his skills as a dramatist, director, and actor under the tutelage of Munier Choudhury.

The Government of Bangladesh awarded him the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1978 and the Ekushey Padak in 2000. He won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Director twice for directing the films "Ekhoni Somoy" (1980) and "Dui Jibon" (1988).

Al-Mamun also worked as a filmmaker. In 1972, he made his directorial debut with Angikar. ‘Sareng Bou' (1978), ‘Ekhoni Somoy,' ‘Dui Jibon,' ‘Sokhi Tumi Kaar,' and ‘Bihanga' are among his other significant films.

He wrote screenplays and songs for films such as 'Oshikkhito.' In 2010, he released his most recent film, Doriya Parer Doulati.

On August 21, 2008, in Dhaka, the renowned dramatist passed away.

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